First Indictment in Homeland Security Raids

Hank Sims has been diligently tracking down information on why the Department of Homeland Security has been conducting a series of raids the last few days in Humboldt County. (Read here for background if you’ve missed the story.) He found the grand jury indictment from a South Dakota federal court for Sean McFarland and two other fellows: McFarlandhttp://www.scribd.com/embeds/100559490/content?start_page=1&view_mode=list&access_key=key-u070etyejtufrhi31te (That is

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Raid up Salmon Creek

UPDATE 1:33 P.M.: Here is the press release (and boy, they don’t want to tell us anything!): “Special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in California and South Dakota, in cooperation with local police, are engaged in a law enforcement operation in Humbolt County, Calif. As the matter is considered an active, on-going investigation

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Northbound Lane Closed on 101 Near Bull Creek

[googlemaps https://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=%0940.342995+-123.931976&aq=&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=79.857851,178.154297&ie=UTF8&t=m&z=14&ll=40.342995,-123.931976&output=embed&w=425&h=350] The CHP is saying that one northbound lane on Highway 101 is closed near Bull Creek and Dyerville Loop Rds. due to a white KIA hitting a tree.  Apparently there is debris in the road.

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Fire Caused by Downed PG&E Lines

[googlemaps https://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=%0940.970246+-123.840238&aq=&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=79.857851,178.154297&ie=UTF8&ll=40.970246,-123.840238&spn=0.309517,0.695915&t=m&z=12&output=embed&w=425&h=350] The CHP site announced that a fire north of 299 has started due to downed PG&E lines. This can be dangerous.  The Flat Fire which temporarily closed Hwy 299 earlier this week is still going strong not far from there (relatively speaking.) It is over a 1000 acres and only 30% contained.

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Accident on Briceland Road

[googlemaps https://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=40.063736+-123.963576&aq=&sll=40.063736,-123.963576&sspn=0.009804,0.021747&ie=UTF8&t=m&z=14&ll=40.063736,-123.963576&output=embed&w=425&h=350]   Overturned white Chevy, full sized pickup extended cab on Briceland Rd. There appears to be no injuries. It was called in about 7:40 A.M. (Note the map is from the gps coordinates on the CHP site which are not always exact locations of the accident.)

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Harborside, the Oakland Dispensary, Targeted for Closure

    Stephen D’Angelo, founder of Harborside Health Center and one of the stars of Weed Wars, at the 2010 International Cannabis and Hemp Expo. UPDATE: Press Release From Haborside: July 12, 2012 – Oakland, California – The federal attack on safe access for medical cannabis patients continues. Yesterday morning, taped to the front doors of the nation’s model medical

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